Diversity Affairs

By advocating for inclusiveness, the Office of Diversity Affairs is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, activities, and intentional learning opportunities to enhance the academic success, personal growth, and professional development of the diverse student population we serve. We embody a commitment to diversity/multiculturalism as expressed through ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences.

Affiliated Student Groups: Diversity Affairs Council Executive Board and 100+ member organizations


Belonging

The Office offers a variety of programs and initiatives that foster a sense of belonging among Miami University students. Examples are:

  • Connection Coaches Peer Mentors
  • MADE@Miami, a pre-Welcome Week program for 225 students
  • GLBTQ+ Services
  • Lavender and Horizon Graduation Ceremonies

Engagement

The Office offers a variety of programs and initiatives that engage students in their collegiate experience. Examples are: 

  • Backpack 2 Briefcase
  • Resume Express
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Cross-Cultural Connections Dinner
  • Cultural/Heritage Awareness Celebrations
  • Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
  • Immersion trip experiences during Winter term (cultural focus in combination with professional development)

Key Facts & Figures

  • Host 14 events annually with over 1,100+ attendees
  • GLBTQ+ Services offers more than 40 trainings for students and staff annually, including Safe Zone, Ally Development, Trans 101, and Queer 101